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5 takeaways from the 2016 Medicare trustees report

June 28, 2016, Alice M. Rivlin and Loren Adler

This year’s Medicare Trustees report provides a look at Medicare’s financial picture, which the Chief Actuary at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), Paul Spitalnic, helped dissect at a joint Schaeffer Initiative / AEI event here at Brookings last week. Alice Rivlin points to five key takeaways from this year's annual report.

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